As COVID hit in 2020, I was just beginning a series of paintings that riffed on my beloved collection of old motel postcards. As the pandemic dragged on, I just kept going with these postcard paintings, exploring different themes, and pushing myself to be spontaneous, and believe in my vision. I ended up with several dozen paintings and named the series Pandemic Postcards.
These little paintings mean a lot to me, they have a friendly spirit that is difficult to put into words, so I won’t try. I am excited to be able to share them in Downtown Tacoma.
The paintings are small. They range in size from 18" x 24" to 9" x 12". All will be very reasonably priced at $125. If you aren't able to get to the sale, I will have this special pricing available online through Friday, June 18. So - if you are in love with one, and can't get to Tacoma on Thursday, check my online store here on Thursday night or Friday and snag it there at that good price.
I also made three volumes of postcards printed from images of the paintings, and those will be available for $10 per volume or $25 for all three volumes together. Oh yeah - There will also be some free stickers.
What: Pandemic Postcard Pop-up Show
When: Thursday, June 17. 1:00-5:00pm
Where: In front of Stocklist Goods - 1936 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402
10% of the proceeds from sales will go to Nourish Pierce County, a non-profit that runs a network of food banks throughout tacoma and the surrounding communities.
Here is a video tour of all the paintings paired with the beautiful music of William Tyler. I have several of his records, and they have kept me company in the studio during these strange times. This song is called With News About Heaven from his latest album. You can find more of his music at Bandcamp.
Please come downtown and say hi, look at some art, visit the fine people in Stocklist and support our community food banks, all at the same time.